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OfflineGhosty
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My Drying Technique.. will this work
    #1804973 - 08/12/03 10:53 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I was reading and posting and got some information about drying.. I have now 4 large mushrooms being dried in front of a fan.. its been 24 hours. I have table salt in the oven as of now @ 250 for one hour. I will then put this into a container and cover the salt with a coffee filter.. I will then cover the top with saran wrap.

Will this work? Someone told me about the salt and coffee filter but I wasn't sure about the saran wrap.

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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Ghosty]
    #1804978 - 08/12/03 10:55 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I've never heard of using salt as a dessicant before, I think it'll be pretty inneffective, as salt famously maintains a humidity level of some 75%

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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: OJK]
    #1804980 - 08/12/03 10:58 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

hrm... I am gonna try it.. the guy said it works and he has used it many times.. it makes sense to me because people have been using salt to dry things way before there was anything else :P


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Ghosty]
    #1804983 - 08/12/03 11:01 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Actually odiumjunkie is right, using salt in a closed container has a stedy level of 75%, and is also how alot of people calculate thier hygrometers. If you dont beleive me, check the faq on calculating a hygrometer.


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: kemikal]
    #1804987 - 08/12/03 11:05 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

then I have no idea why the fuck someone recommended such a stupid idea :P lol

cause I can't fan dry these mushrooms..


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Ghosty]
    #1805021 - 08/12/03 11:25 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Heres how I did it.. it was pretty easy.. because i didn't have the means at the time to obtain wire mesh to build a dessicant container..

I fan dried them for about 8 hours.. (after splitting the stems with a knife, so the insides would dry) and then i had a little airtight container and made 3 packs of dessicant by wrapping up damprid in tissue and taping it together and then putting those with the semi dried mushrooms in the container overnight.. when I woke up the next day, they were totally bone dry..


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Fractals]
    #1805027 - 08/12/03 11:27 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

yeah I don't have any means to get my hands on a dessicant as of now and I have about 10 mushrooms now fan drying.. could I just fan dry the whole bunch?


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Ghosty]
    #1805037 - 08/12/03 11:33 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I'm certainly no expert.. haha but i couldnt get them bone dry in front of the fan, even when i did it for 2 days! Thats why i ended up improvising with the dessicant..


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Ghosty]
    #1805082 - 08/12/03 12:00 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Use baked epsom salt, available at any drug store


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Ghosty]
    #1805084 - 08/12/03 12:00 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Use baked epsom salt, available at any drug store


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: soochi]
    #1805094 - 08/12/03 12:04 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

epsom salts will work?? can anyone else back this up..


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Ghosty]
    #1805110 - 08/12/03 12:10 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Do a quick forum search on epsom salts. You will have all the proof and instructions you need.


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: dog]
    #1805166 - 08/12/03 12:34 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

epsom salt is waht i always used to use.


and im thinking of getting back into the game, its been awhile :wink:


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Ghosty]
    #1805193 - 08/12/03 12:44 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Ghosty said:
then I have no idea why the fuck someone recommended such a stupid idea :P lol





I'm the guy that made the salt suggestion and I've only used salt as a desiccant. I fan dry my mushies for a day or two and then they go into the tupperware container with DRIED OUT salt. Within 24 hrs. they are dry as hell.

I recommended such a stupid idea because it works.

Also, I did say that I use Epsom Salts, but that table salt should work if dried out.


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Ekstaza]
    #1805215 - 08/12/03 12:50 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

hmmm well everyone else seemed to think it didn't work.. and as well I went on to the chat and everyone said I could not use it.. hence why I said that..

but I am using your suggestion anyways to test it out. right now my mushies are in a mixing bowl with dried out salt.. 250F in the over for an hour.. I put coffee filter on top of salt.. layed the mushies down and covered the mixing bowl with saran wrap..

should the top be closed completley?? or should it be left open with a hole and a fan blowing through it?


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Ghosty]
    #1805231 - 08/12/03 12:54 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

The container must be airtight.


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: dog]
    #1805249 - 08/12/03 01:01 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

ok done and done. I will let you guys know how it dries.. they have been air dried for 24 hours.. and are not sitting in the "ghetto" dessiccant chamber. thanks for the help!


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: Ghosty]
    #1805818 - 08/12/03 03:30 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

if salt constantly keeps a 75% rh, then when dry its gonna suck up all the moisture it can asap. i dont see how this couldnt work


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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: ZippoZ]
    #1805947 - 08/12/03 04:03 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Salt creates 75% RH when WET. Not after its been bone dry baked in an oven. It will work. Epsom salts work better though just stick with those, they are cheap as shit too.



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Re: My Drying Technique.. will this work [Re: lemunhed]
    #1806526 - 08/12/03 06:25 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

A dehydrator is SO worth the money! My kitten's mushies were cracker dry in less then a day. And so little hassel, too.


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